It's been a few weeks since trying, it's pretty discouraging to fight the tears when it's so easy and accessible, meaning I'm accessible as a stay at home mom, to give her the real deal. Yesterday morning she took a 4 hour nap from about 8-12. I had to pump during that time and while I usually would have froze it, I figured I'd give another bottle a shot.
When I attended the Philly Mom Mixer blogger event back in November, Tommee Tippee included their infant feeding bottle in the event swag bag. I had almost forgot all about it until I saw it sitting in the sun room when I made my heart garland earlier in the month. I sterilized it and figured I'd try about 2oz, so not to waste the whole pumping session if it was a big ass fail.
It took her some time, but never any tears, and she finally got it! She took down all 2 oz and I filled it back up and gave her the rest. We used our Tommee Tippee bib with the milk catcher collar. Seriously, the most genius feature for all the dribble that comes along with bottle feeding! I always thought about getting one of these for Ashlynn, and now I wished I did. Plus, I totally prefer a terry or muslin bib vs standard cotton for the absorbency factor. I'm definitely going to try keeping up with giving her a bottle more often, especially now that we finally found the one!
Mr. Potato Head (currently 50% off!) and her bath tub tea set, girlfriend loves her tea time!
This was the aftermath.
Also expect some instagrams of Ashlynn making some red and purple play dough hearts for Valentine's day later today.
No brushing, no dryer, no nothing. Well, aside from the fact I washed it Tuesday. I haven't let my hair air dry since the morning before my water broke with Ashlynn. I remember I stayed home from work that day and thought, meh, eff trying to straighten it - a good 20 minute process. I remember thinking that morning, it'd probably be the last time I could do that, because I wanted to have my hair straightened just in case I went into labor... Murphy's Law and so much for vanity. I have always hated my natural hair. It's not quite full on curly girl and its definitely very frizzy, especially during the summer. And it's super thick. I've never quite learned the right way to tame it, and I've tried endless amounts of products. I have to say, I don't quite hate it, but it definitely is due for a cut. I haven't had it cut since January, last year!! Thankfully, that streak will be ending next Thursday, whew!